Pray as you go

We are all clapping our heroic healthcare workers on Thursdays, but we wanted to do something more to help them. A new prayer guide for those on the frontline of the pandemic is joining the collection of Pray As You Go resources prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. For many people, staying at home has become their new way of daily life. However, over the years we have received some amazing stories from doctors, nurses, carers and others who have found Pray As You Go a helpful part of...
Pray As You Go has launched a new Alexa skill to allow more people to use its daily prayer app that receives more than 30 million visits a year to its English language version. The virtual assistant A.I. technology - used in Amazon’s Echo range of products - offer hands-free operation for everyone, adding new accessibility for people with a vision impairment or with limited mobility or dexterity. Alexa facilitates independence of connection in a contemporary way allowing more people...
Martin Delaney and Emerald O’Hanrahan in PAYG's recording studio
Today Jesuit Media Initiatives, in collaboration with the Diocese of Westminster Marriage and Family Life team, launch Where Two Are Gathered, a new series of 7 audio sessions designed for married couples to celebrate Marriage Week, which is running from the 13th to the 19th May. The project partly follows the success of the Advent reflections for married couples Imagining the Nativity.The sessions are designed to be more interactive than normal Pray As You Go resources: they allow couples...
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The Jesuits in Britain's online prayer ministry, Pray As You Go, collaborated with the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation for a special resource to be presented at the 2019 Flame Congress. The event, which took place on Saturday 2 March at Wembley Arena, is the biggest Catholic youth gathering in England and Wales.This year, over 8,000 participants arrived from all over the country, and some even from overseas. The theme for the day was ‘Significance’, defined as “worthy of attention,” “with...
St Paul's Bookshop in High Street Kensington was packed last Monday, for the launch of Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ's new book: 'The Way of Ignatius - A Prayerful Journey Through Lent', published by SPCK.An audio adaptation of the text will be heard throughout Lent on the online prayer app and website Pray As You Go, a production by Jesuit Media Initiatives in which Sr Gemma is regularly involved. Born as a collaboration with Sacred Space, the 2019 Lent retreat will follow the book in its exploration...
Around this time of the liturgical year our focus turns to the birth of Jesus: God entering into the world with all its beauty and all its mess. The Baby Jesus isn’t up to doing much yet, but God is very much at work in the lives of all sorts of people around him. Sometimes they cooperate with God’s grace and sometimes they don’t. We can find ourselves in them.Jesuit Media Initiatives and the Diocese of Westminster Marriage and Family Life team have joined forces to produce a series of...
The digital communications team at Jesuit in Britain have produced a new video to promote Pray-as-you-Go, the app and online Jesuit resource that guides you through a daily prayer. Emma Holland, Producer, and Ruth Morris, Digital Communications Manager, collaborated with Polish producer Mikolaj Cempla to produce the video, which has been released for the Advent season to help listeners prepare prayerfully for Christmas.Producing the high-quality recordings for Pray-as-you-Go often means that...
Emma Holland in the new studio
On the vigil of the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul, the Mount Street Jesuit Community last night celebrated an unusual ceremony: the blessing of a new recording studio for Pray as you go.Paul Nicholson SJ, concelebrating with Fr Superior Dominic Robinson SJ, commented “it required a bit of Jesuit improvisation as there isn’t anything appropriate in any standard book of blessings”.After ten years of recording in a “temporary” studio and two years of fundraising, the Pray as you go (PAYG) prayer...
Hello! I’m Emma the Producer of Pray As You Go. I record and put together the daily reflections and extra resources on our website, podcast and app. I have just completed a full liturgical year here at Jesuits in Britain and I have been hugely blessed with a role that gives me the opportunity to use my experience, passion and faith to help people meet with God all over the world.Before starting at Pray As You Go in June 2015, I was busy getting my MSc in Social Anthropology from the...
A JourneyOn Ash Wednesday, 2006, Pray As You Go set out with a mission to help commuters meet with God on their journey into work. Armed with music and the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, creator Fr Peter Scally SJ established one of Jesuits in Britain’s most successful ministries. 10 years on, Pray As You Go helps people all over the world not only with their journeys into work, but also on their journeys of faith.The daily 10 minute podcasts – of scripture readings,...

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